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The Case for Pragmatism and an Opportunity for Sino-US Leadership: Protecting Financial Stability Against Cyber Threats

Geopolitical tensions are on the rise worldwide, including between China and the United States. This will make multilateral cooperation and engagement generally, and diplomatic efforts focusing on more comprehensive frameworks specifically, more challenging. At the same time, the technological change will persist, transforming societies that become increasingly digitally connected in terms of both humans and machines. Governments can either manage emerging risks associated with this transformation proactively or respond reactively to them after major incidents.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The U.S withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing anti-Israel bias, reports BBC. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley called the body a “cesspool of political bias” and said that it “makes a mockery of human rights.” Haley criticized the group for granting membership to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and China, which she called some of the “world’s worst human rights abusers.” U.N.

Politics & National Security

Livestream: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on the Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 Elections

Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for a New American Security, and Michael Daniel, President of Cyber Threat Alliance, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Watch the livestream below: 

 

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The Lawfare Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and Security

From manufacturing to healthcare, and from criminal justice to national security, artificial intelligence is changing nearly every sector of the global economy and many aspects of our public and private lives. And as artificial intelligence technology races ahead, its political, legal, and ethical considerations cannot be left undiscussed. Last Tuesday, as part of the A. Alfred Taubman Forum on Public Policy, James Baker, Susan Hennessey, and Scott Tousley joined John Allen at the Brookings Institution to discuss the opportunities AI offers and the challenges it presents to security. 

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